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Human services hurt by city budget cuts, comptroller says

Instead of slashing funding for key programs and institutions such as libraries, alternatives to incarceration and the City University of New York, the Adams administration should look to reign in …

Colombo family capo sentenced for labor shakedown

Vincent Ricciardo, aka “Vinny Unions” to his mob-tied colleagues, was sentenced this week to 51 months in prison for his role in a shakedown of a high-ranking Queens construction union …

Subway conductor slashed in the neck

A subway conductor needed 34 stitches to close a deep neck wound after he was slashed by an assailant who was still on the loose following the early Thursday morning attack in Brooklyn, leaving the …

U.S. prison labor forms part of a hidden workforce

A hidden path to America’s dinner tables begins here, at an unlikely source — a former Southern slave plantation that is now the country’s largest maximum-security prison. Unmarked trucks …

The city’s nonpartisan budget watchdog has proposed nixing the congestion-pricing toll for yellow taxi drivers, who as a group have been vociferously opposed to what would be the third MTA fee …

Workers at She Wolf Bakery in Brooklyn voted 17-5 to unionize with the Retail Wholesale & Department Store Union following a contentious unionization campaign marred by accusations of …

Traffic agents’ union has a new president

Just a few months after securing a contract ratified by 95 percent of voting members, the longtime head of the local representing traffic enforcement agents has been ousted by his vice …

Insurgent wave of lifeguards seeks union seats

A group of lifeguards who work in the city’s pools year-round are organizing a slate to run in upcoming leadership elections for Local 461 of District Council 37, the union representing nearly …

Crossing guards to get equipment and training

The NYPD will increase training and provide additional equipment for school crossing guards across the city following the on-the-job death of Krystyna Naprawa last October, the department announced …

DC 37 Retirees Association taken over by AFSCME

District Council 37’s Retirees Association has been put under administratorship for allegedly failing to file tax returns for the last six years. Ann Widger, the international retirees director for …

100s of subway subcontractors fleeced of $2 million, suits say

Dozens of workers who deep cleaned and disinfected subway cars during the early months of the pandemic were shorted hundreds of thousands of dollars by their employers, the city comptroller is …

City cancels next round of budget cuts, eases hiring freeze

The next round of planned municipal budget cuts are being canceled and the hiring freeze imposed on city agencies will be relaxed, Mayor Eric Adams announced Wednesday. Last fall, the administration …

Congestion pricing suits jeopardizing MTA projects, authority says

Capital improvements on city subways, buses and commuter rail lines are being slowed or delayed because of court challenges to the MTA’s congestion pricing plan, according to the agency.  The …

Amazon joins chorus claiming NLRB is unconstitutional

Amazon is arguing in a legal filing that the 88-year-old National Labor Relations Board is unconstitutional, echoing similar arguments made this year by Elon Musk's SpaceX and the grocery store chain …

This story has been updated to reflect the provisional contract deal for nurses at LIJ Valley Stream.  Nurses at two Northwell Health hospitals on Long Island have reached tentative contract …

City construction deaths increase

Despite a decrease in construction worker deaths across the state in 2022, more construction workers died on the job in New York City than in the previous year amid a drop in inspections, according …

Trader Joe’s workers at Essex Crossing claim retaliation

Pro-union workers at a downtown Trader Joe’s whose staff voted not to unionize last year say they’re being retaliated against by managers for their continued outspoken support for …

A large number of school safety agents have been equipped with bullet-resistant vests, a change that their union said fulfills a long-time promise made during the Bloomberg administration. About …

Luxury Chelsea condo strips building workers’ health benefits

Workers at a luxury building in Chelsea where the penthouse lists for a shade under $20 million are fighting to recover health benefits stripped from them late last year.  The six workers, who …

Uneven growth citywide muddles jobs picture

Ever the city’s cheerleader, Mayor Eric Adams’ perpetual pronouncement in recent months has been to note New York’s post-pandemic revitalization, driven, he declares at nearly every one of his …

Cleaners with 32BJ say ‘yes’ to contract

Commercial building service workers with 32BJ SEIU have overwhelmingly approved a new contract that will provide 20,000 office cleaners with 12.6 percent raises over the course of the four-year deal …

Public-sector workers' right to sue their union goes on trial

The New York State Court of Appeals will wade into a dispute between a city lifeguard and his union this week that could either significantly curb or substantially expand the rights of public-sector …

Nurses deliver strike notice to Northwell

New York State Nurses Association members at two Northwell Health hospitals on Long Island are gearing up to strike, and delivered 10-day strike notices Friday to hospital administrators at both …

What will happen when Remington leaves upstate village?

Remington began here two centuries ago and generations of workers have turned out rifles and shotguns at the massive firearms factory in the middle of this blue-collar village in the heart of Mohawk …

“Brooklyn needs Downstate.” That’s the resounding message union leaders, elected officials and health-care advocates sent to administrators at the State University of New York about a plan to …

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